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Distractions? What distractions? Steelers rise above fray

If Cam Heyward's being honest, he's lost count of distractions the Pittsburgh Steelers have dealt with this season, be they self-created, overblown or otherwise.

The weeks would pass and something that had nothing to do with Pittsburgh's relatively easy push to a second straight AFC North title and third in four years would pop up. There was running back Le'Veon Bell's decision to skip training camp . Antonio Brown's one-sided bout with a water cooler in Baltimore in October. Or rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster's stolen bike . Or Martavis Bryant's ill-timed and ultimately ignored trade request.

The list goes on and on. Yet at nearly every turn, the outside noise...

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